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Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Saris

Freedom 4-Bike

Model # (4414B)
$539.99
Availability: In Warehouse
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (18 Reviews)
 

Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Transport all types of bikes with Saris’ Freedom 4-Bike hitch rack. Its innovative design adjusts to fit most bikes and sizes, including kids’ and even some recumbents, thanks to the adjustability of its center upright supports. It uses quick-adjust trays and ratcheting straps to secure four bikes of up to 35 pounds each, and loading is made easy by the low tray height. The center upright supports even tilt down to allow trunk access.

Features and Information

  • Fits 2-inch hitches
 

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5.0 stars

(based on 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Pros

  • Easy to use 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Design flaws create weak points 

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes 

Reviewed by 18 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good when not broken, beware of particular breaking point

By Darren

from Colorado

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Design flaws create weak points

Best Uses

  • Mountain Bikes

Comments:

I have had my freedom 2-bike for a little over a year now, and I want to say that I really like it. It's worked well, I can open my hitch with it on (and no bikes loaded) which is why I wanted this model, and it overall gets the job done. I've used it a fair amount over the past year, and on it's most recent voyage something happenned that is causing me to rate this lower than I would like to. On the inside of the square tubing that goes into your hitch receiver there is a nut kinda maybe welded on. This is what allows the bolt to thread into it and secure very nicely to your hitch. On the last trip I went on (washboard dirt roads), that nut broke free from whatever was securing it to the inside of the tubing. Unfortunately what this meant was that I had no way to un-thread the bold, and consequently could not remove the rack from the car. It does appear that somewhere along the jostling the bold had cross threaded as well, whether that was my doing or the rocking back and forth of the rack once the nut broke free. I had to do quite a bit of surgery to remove the bolt without damaging either the hitch receiver on my car or the bike rack itself. 6 hours later, alot of blood and sweat, mission accomplished. I really like this rack, and I like how (when it's functional) it secures itself against your hitch receiver for stability, but the way it's designed creates some pretty ridiculous issues that are causing me to question if I want to try to repair this at all now, or if I just want to scrap it and find a new rack. overall, a little disappointed saris :(

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this rack

By Snipes

from Ogden, UT, USA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Comments:

I looked around for a while to find the best rack and deal for a hitch mount tray style rack. Love the light weight of this rack and the ability to fit all different size bikes on it. It works great with my carbon road bike and my kids 20" bike. It works great and is easy to setup. The tilt feature works awesome. On a recent trip everyone was jealous of the ease of loading the bikes and the stability once the bikes are loaded. My wife especially likes it as it's much easier to load than a roof style rack and and she no longer has to set things in front of the garage so she doesn't pull in with the bikes on top. Also as a follow up I just received a hand written note in the mail from customer service with a business card and some stickers. Haven't had to use customer service but it was a plus to see how accessible they are.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Luv This Rack!

By CLB1

from Jefferson, CO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Comments:

This rack is as good as it gets! It is easy to load/unload, and (when the bikes are not loaded) allows easy access through our SUVs rear hatch. And while it allows easy access while attached, it is light-weight enough to easily remove when not needed. We love it!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Rack

By docscott

from Iowa

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Comments:

When searching for a multi-bike rack, a friend recommended that I look at Saris. The Freedom 4 certainly fits the bill. Easy to use and very stable. Excellent customer service and warranty. I would recommend Saris to anyone looking foe a bike rack.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wonderful

By Mstauf

from Little Rock, AR, USA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Comments:

Bought this unit almost a year ago and used it almost daily until winter arrived. Bought it so we could take Grandchildren riding with us. For a 4 bike rack it is considerably lighter than other racks and very stable. Would like to see a revised hitch bolt setup. This threaded piece only just sits in the hitch throat and will slide out of place if tilted a little. I installed a set screw on the rack to keep the adapter in place until the hitch bolt was installed. Makes life and installing eqsier.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Bike Carrier & Easy to use

By stanglady1992

from Weyauwega, WI

About Me Avid Cyclist

Comments:

We purchased brand new bikes and were looking for a rack that would fit 4 bikes without worrying about scratches etc. This rack holds our bikes securely and doesn't scratch them. We can use in our vehicle hitch or in a receiver on our camper. This one is great!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Easy to use

By Bethanybee

from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Comments:

I am a petite lady with a number of kids and adult bikes that need dragging around to trails and bike parks. I used it yesterday with a mix of the two different bike types and it worked great! Easy to get on the car, bikes went on and off easily. I do think it should have locks included. The price was good too!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sturdy.Sturdy.Sturdy.

By Louann Marie

from Charlotte NC

About Me Casual/Recreational

Comments:

We did a lot of research before purchasing this rack. Loading the bikes is very easy and when traveling they are very stable, very little to no movement at all which is what I wanted. The nice thing is that when bikes are offloaded and rack is folded up I still have plenty of room to fit the car in the garage. Nice feature because it makes it easy to go fir a quick trip to the greenway anytime.Purchased the lock set as well. Love the rack!Great product.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Family of four, have bikes, will travel

By DJR8

from Long Island NY

About Me Casual/Recreational

Comments:

Bought this Freedom 4 last summer along with four new bikes for the whole family. No more excuses. Get out there. We've done a few day trips, leisure rides and some off road trails last year. Looking forward to getting out there again, maybe next weekend. Snow finally all gone. Our Saris bike rack has made it all possible. It is a little heavy but very solid and holds our 4 adult bikes. (Parents and two teenagers) It did take a few tries to configure the bikes to sit without touching and now with the new season starting, remembering the correct order, but once I got it I was able to get them on in ten to fifteen minutes and that includes getting the bike rack on the truck. But don't rush. check and double check everything. You don't want to miss a locking pin or strap. It was very convenient to be able to recline the rack and get into the back of our truck without taking the bikes off. Don't get me wrong, it is heavy fully loaded. You may need some help to get it back up. But that's what family is for. I bought a 15 ft. bike cable to secure all tires and frames to the rack and the trailer hitch and a locking pin for the hitch so we can leave the truck and enjoy a walk around town or a meal together. The kids are asking when we can hit the road again. Thanks Saris

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easiest rack system I have used.

By cneess

from Verona, WI, USA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Comments:

I bought my freedom 4 the spring of 2014. I loved how easy it was to assemble though a few words rather than smiley faces and sad faces would have been helpful.I had no problem setting it up for my bike or any of the multiple times I loaded 3 other friends bikes on it. It works great for our road bikes, mountain bikes and kids bikes.I have never had another rack that I could put three different types of bikes on without a problem. All of this without help from my husband.

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